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Description

The King of Fighters '98 takes a break from the Orochi plot line and instead is presented as a "Dream Match" game where the KOF roster duke it out for the top spot (similar to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, but without the storyline component). Most of the characters from the past four years return, thus providing the player with a very large roster containing 38 characters. Many of the characters have been altered in an attempt to make the game balanced regardless of the player's choice of fighter. Rugal Bernstein is provided as a non-secret character for the first time in KOF '98, and several regular characters have hidden "alternate" versions that may also be used in-game.

KOF '98 uses the same gameplay system present in The King of Fighters '97, so players may still choose between Extra and Advanced modes. In addition to the Survival battle mode and the ability to choose between Single Play or Team Play, versions of the game on console systems that use CDs to contain their media (PSX, Neo-Geo CD) also include an Art Gallery one may look at.

Screenshots

The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Neo Geo CD King uses her move Venom Strike to hit-stop KOF94's Joe Higashi, that now performs a Bakuretsu Ken.
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest PlayStation Character selection
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Neo Geo CD Aiming to stop Chin Gentsai's move Kisui Shuu, Billy Kane uses his attack Sansetsu Kon: Chudan Uchi.
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest PlayStation Billy Kane's guard is open, and he's forced to feel the impact of Lucky Glauber's Cyclone Break...

Promo Images

The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot
The King of Fighters '98: The Slugfest Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "拳皇98" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "The King of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends" -- Japanese title
  • "アケアカNEOGEO ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ '98" -- Japanese spelling
  • "KOF '98" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The series finally honors its title! PlayStation Zovni (10633)

Critic Reviews

Video Games PlayStation May, 1999 4 out of 4 100
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo Mar 15, 2009 A 100
MaXoE Games Neo Geo 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo Life Nintendo Switch Mar 23, 2017 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Video Games Neo Geo Oct, 1998 85 out of 100 85
Defunct Games Neo Geo Feb 22, 2004 B+ 83
Digitally Downloaded Nintendo Switch Apr 06, 2017 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Neo Geo Sep 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Cubed3 Nintendo Switch Apr 03, 2017 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Neo Geo CD Mar 15, 2009 D- 16

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